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Acronis raises $147 million for tools that back up, protect, and restore data

Data recovery juggernaut Acronis today announced it’s nabbed $147 million in an investment round led by Goldman Sachs at a valuation of over $1 billion, following on the heels of angel, debt, and later-stage raises from March 2014 to May 2016. The capital infusion brings Singapore- and Switzerland-based Acronis’ total raised to well over $150 …

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3 sales tax issues that impact YOUR investments — and they’re serious

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How software testing firm Testlio transitioned to its new CEO

Back in 2017, Kristel Kruustük told us her inspiring story about starting her software testing company, Testlio. Kruustük and her husband Marko Kruustük started Testlio in 2012, and within five years they had built it up into a global testing company with more than a thousand freelance testers. But in the past year the company …

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Trevor Noah’s advice to tech leaders: ‘They are now the man that they were trying to disrupt’

Trevor Noah is a comedian, writer, and political commentator arguably best known for hosting The Daily Show. Noah spoke today about technology, education, gaming, VR, and his foundation that helps children in the U.S. and South Africa. And of course, there were plenty of jokes. But it was Noah’s advice to tech leaders that arguably …

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Tesla rolls out electric vehicle insurance in California

(Reuters) — Tesla said on Wednesday it was launching an insurance service designed to give drivers in California, its biggest market, lower rates because of safety features on its electric vehicles. Chief Executive Elon Musk has been one of the strongest proponents of the idea that car insurance rates should plummet as driver-assist and self-driving …

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Canalys: Baidu passes Google to become No. 2 smart speaker company

Baidu is now the No. 2 two smart speaker company globally in terms of shipments, according to a new report from Canalys. The Chinese technology giant entered the affordable smart speaker market last June when it launched the 249 yuan ($39) Xiaodu, having ditched an earlier high-end smart speaker called Raven-H, which cost around 7 …

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